Any outdoorsmen, be it to fish, hunt or hike, rely on our forests to provide recreation. KEA monitors all Forest Service timber sales and takes action when environmental laws are violated to ensure that our forests remain a source of clean water and recreational opportunities for all. In 1990 KEA launched its Forest Watch program and since has been the protective watchdog of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. We work to keep our forests sustainable, and to provide habitat sufficient to support viable fisheries and wildlife populations.

KEA Comments on Proposed Forest Service Projects:

Beaver Creek Timber Sale:

KEA Comments on Beaver Creek Timber Sale Scoping Notice Nov 2012

KEA Comments on Beaver Creek Draft Environmental Impact Statement July 2013

Helpful Links:
USFS Idaho Panhandle National Forest
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

Bureau of Land Management
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

Idaho Department of Lands (IDL)
3780 Industrial Ave S
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

Idaho Forest Practices Act

The Forest Practices Act was passed by the 1974 Idaho Legislature to assure the continuous growing and harvesting of forest trees and to maintain forest soil, air, water, vegetation, wildlife, and aquatic habitat.

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